Best Educational Toys for 5 Year Old Boys and Girls
For those creative, imaginative and curious, eager young minds – the top 10 educational toys for 5 year old girls and boys are some phenomenal picks this year!
Creating this exceptional list was easy, as there are plenty of super-fabulous educational toys for kiddos 5 years of age to enjoy. It is our job and our pleasure to make every list as unique and awesome as possible, which is why we were thrilled to include toys such as the LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System and the Great Explorations 3-D Solar System among many others. Additional gems include a magnetic doll house and options all about the animal kingdom. Your precocious 5 year old will likely pour over these toys and have a great timing playing with them while remaining (naturally) unaware that brain development is happening. Give these toys out at the end of summer to keep kids engaged during their warm weather vacation or any other time…have fun picking your favorites!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 educational toys for 5 year olds was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
2. Magna Tiles (48 Piece Set)
3. Fat Brain Squigz
4. Build & Imagine Malia’s Magnetic Dollhouse
5. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
6. Osmo Starter Kit
7. Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science Kit
8. Fat Brain Toys AnimaLogic
9. Great Explorations 3-D Solar System
10. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set
Top 10 Educational Toys for 5 Year Old Kids:
Ages: 5 – 7
Holding the very top spot among the top 10 educational toys for 5 year olds this year – LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.
Perfect for kids entering these grades, the Interactive Learning System is an exciting and fun way for kiddos to learn about a variety of different educational subjects. Like basic addition and subtraction, our solar system, world history, and animal facts.
Ages: 3 – 15
A rather long-term favorite comes in at #2 of the 2017 best educational toys for 5 year old kids – Magna Tiles.
These colorful tiles feature triangles, hole-punched pieces, squares, and rectangles. In other words, all of the cool elements to create houses, towers, or even entire cities. Includes an imaginative car with a carry-all platform for tiles.
Ages: 3 and up
Love these! Fat Brain Squigz comes in next on the list.
Squigz are cool, creative buildables with loads of neat-o uses. From one suction cup to four suction cups, these pieces stick together to build different ideas, like buildings, cars, and heaps of other spiffy stuff. Lovin’ the reds and purples!
Ages: 4 – 8
For the little ladies – Build & Imagine Malia’s Magnetic Dollhouse also makes a place among the best educational toys for 5 year olds for 2017 and into 2017.
Malia’s House is a magnetic dollhouse that kiddos can design and arrange themselves. There are lots-a constructible elements, like illustrated home panels that connect to make a unique scene with house-themed décor. Includes Malia and Skyler dolls with dual-sided panels.
Ages: 4 and up
Ready, set – school! Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set comes in at #5 of the top 5-year-old kids’ educational toys this year.
Remember when you were a youngster and played “school” with your friends or siblings? Or, even by yourself? I was both the teacher and student on multiple occasions. And I always gave out tons of homework to spite my sister. This awesome pretend-and-play School Set is a tri-fold all-in-one classroom.
Ages: 6 and up
Next up on the list – Osmo Starter Kit.
The Osmo is a fun, colorful way to hone problem-solving skills with pattern-building challenges. There are four hands-on games, each one uses connectable, tech-savvy pieces to challenge and excite young minds. The downloadable app works well with most iPad tablets.
Ages: 5 and up
Marking its own spot at #7 of the top-selling and highly rated learning toys for 5 year olds is Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science.
What happens when kiddos “step” into science? Learning and fun happens! In this set, kiddos have several awesome projects with detailed explanations to experiments, like how a motion picture works, how water rises, and what plants need to grow.
Ages: 5 and up
Another pick from Fat Brain Toys holds the 8th spot of the 2017 best 5-year-old kids’ educational toys with AnimaLogic.
Fat Brain. That is such a neat-o brand name to me, because when you learn, the age-old thought is that your brain gets bigger. Hence, a fat brain. Ha, ha. Animalogics, the toy itself, is a buildable, stackable puzzle with colorful, animal-shaped elements. Includes instructions and templates for creative fun.
Ages: 5 and up
So fun! Great Explorations 3-D Solar System comes in 9th on the list.
The 3D Solar System, from the Great Explorations collection, is a bunch of stargazing fun for kiddos who love learning about the celestial skies. What I love most is the lifetime glow guarantee, complete with 200 glow-in-the-dark stars and planets.
Ages: 4 and up
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set arrives as the final pick of the top ten educational toys for five year old kids this year.
The Marble Run is a fun system of tubes and tunnels, complete with lots-a colors and connectable elements. Kiddos create mazes and intricate designs, then release marbles to see how the connection of tunnels works. Includes 15 colorful glass marbles.
This Top 10 Educational Toys for 5 Year Old Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.